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I got an old HT-PC that I have been using for some years now. I use the built in soundcard on the motherboard (Abit IP35-Pro), and use a toslink between the PC and the receiver (Yamaha RXV-1800).


I listen to music on Spotify a lot (320kb), flac, and I watch many series/movies on the PC (Dolby Digital / DTS).


If I wanted to upgrade the sound quite a bit, for both movies & Music, what should I be looking for?


Or do I have to CHOOSE a path:


1. Stereo sound: Get a DAC

2. Movies: Get a new Soundcard




Any tips/advice is welcome (Both cheap & expensive)!
 

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I got an old HT-PC that I have been using for some years now. I use the built in soundcard on the motherboard (Abit IP35-Pro), and use a toslink between the PC and the receiver (Yamaha RXV-1800).


I listen to music on Spotify a lot (320kb), flac, and I watch many series/movies on the PC (Dolby Digital / DTS).


If I wanted to upgrade the sound quite a bit, for both movies & Music, what should I be looking for?


Or do I have to CHOOSE a path:


1. Stereo sound: Get a DAC

2. Movies: Get a new Soundcard




Any tips/advice is welcome (Both cheap & expensive)!

You are already bit-streaming to a receiver. The only real way to upgrade the sound 'quite a bit' is speakers.


You are looking at the wrong component for a serious SQ upgrade.


My 2.0 PC is using a $160 E-MU 1212M PCIe going to a $179 Crown XLS402D feeding a pair of Statements (I believe they hang in the $10K + range speakers out there). It's all about the speakers.
 

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So there is no need for me to upgrade the sound by buying a DAC or a "better" soundcard then.


Then I'll just stick with what I got



It's not that Im not happy with my sound, I was just checking if there was an inexpensive way to upgrade the sound a bit.. instead of buying new speakers
 

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So there is no need for me to upgrade the sound by buying a DAC or a "better" soundcard then.


Then I'll just stick with what I got



It's not that Im not happy with my sound, I was just checking if there was an inexpensive way to upgrade the sound a bit.. instead of buying new speakers

By going TOSLink you aren't really using the sound card on your computer. The actual conversion is being handled by the receiver.
 

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My post is slightly off topic if that's ok.


I just got a new Pioneer SC-35. which unfortunately wont play my FLAC files on my NAS drive



I have a revo 1600 running XBMC and a PS3 with PS3 Media Server. When i play my FLAC through them it changes to PCM. Is this still the same quality?


I have a couple 192/44 FLAC's the Revo didnt like them at all
but the regular 44k FLACS were just fine...


Mostly i am wondering if I am losing something by converting to PCM?


Thanks in advance...


Frank
 
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